POTTING SOIL

POTTING SOILS & SUPPLIES

Coconut Pith Fiber
Also called coir pith fiber, or simply coir, this is a natural, renewable resource that is a by-product of the coconut processing industry in Sri Lanka. Coir is extremely porous which allows for superior water and nutrient holding capabilities and thus makes an excellent component for growing and propagation mediums. Coir has a unique cell structure that gives it the structural strength to last for up to four years.  A potting soil that has coir in it instead of peat moss will be easier to hydrate, and will not shrink away from the container walls when it dries out. Coir fiber has a moderate pH of 6 and is more neutral than peat moss, pH of 3.5-4.5.  Resists bacterial mold and fungal growth.  We are offering this material as a replacement for peat moss which is strip mined from an ecologically sensitive area in Canada and as a result is no longer carried by our store.   Available in 1/3 cu. ft and 5 cu. ft bricks.

Hydrating the bricks: Place a 1/3 cu. ft brick in an empty bucket along with 5 quarts of water.  Allow the water to absorb, generally 30 minutes, then squeeze out any excess water and fluff the material up before using.  The brick should have expanded into 8 times its original size.  When hydrating the large block you can either place the entire piece into a trash can or suitable container along with 18-19 gallons of water, or you can saw off individual pieces and soak them as they are need

Coco Husk Chips
6.5 liters

EB Stone Azalea and Camellia Mix
If you are looking for that special mix to baby along your acid loving perennials, such as azaleas, begonias, camellias, gardenia or ferns, then this is the product for you.   This is a versatile blend that can be incorporated into the soil at the time of planting, used as a mulch around your established plantings, or even used as a potting soil for your container grown specimens. Ingredients: Composted fir bark, sphagnum peat moss, redwood compost, mushroom compost, volcanic pumice stone, earthworm castings, bat guano, kelp meal, feather meal, and gypsum.  A natural wetting agent, yucca shidegera saponin, has been added to help remoisten the product.  Available in 1.5 cu ft bags.

EB Stone Cactus Mix
Here is a blend that has been specifically designed for the unique requirements of cacti and succulents.  This is a sandy, fast-draining medium to which organic matter has been added to ensure the proper development of both roots and flowers.  Recommended for both desert and jungle cacti, succulents and other plants that thrive in desert conditions.   Ingredients: Fir bark, lava rock, Canadian sphagnum moss, sand and redwood compost. Available in 1.5 cu. ft bags.

EB Stone Orchid Mix
This is a basic blend that has been designed for a wide variety of orchids, and as such, you should check the specific requirements of any orchid, bromeliad or other epiphytic plant before planting in this medium.  Ingredients: Fir bark, lava rock, redwood compost and sand. Available in 1.5 cu. ft bags.

EB Stone Seed Starting Mix
This is a light-weight potting blend that has been created as a medium in which you can start all kinds and sizes of seeds, as well for rooting cuttings in.  The mix hydrates quickly, yet it does not hang onto excess water so that your delicate seedlings will have a proper mix of water and oxygen in their root zones for a fast and healthy start.  This is what we use in our own nursery operation.  Ingredients:.Canadian sphagnum peat moss, perlite, dolomite lime and gypsum.  Available in 1.5 cu ft, 12 qt and 4 qt bags.

Fox Farm Happy Frog Potting Soil
Another outrageous organic product from the Humboldt Nation. Happy Frog Potting Soil is alive with beneficial microbes and fungi that help break down organic matter and feed the plant roots.  This is a great potting soil to use when you are planting container gardens, re-potting house plants or putting a tree into a large container for your patio.  Ingredients: Composted forest humus, earthworm castings, bat guano, beneficial microbes and fungi.  Available in 2 cu ft bags.

Fox Farm Light Warrior Potting Soil
Fox Farm describes this as the ultimate grow medium for seed starting and transplanting.  This mix has been packed with beneficial microbes to help stimulate root growth and enhance fertilizer uptake.  Humic acid has been added to aid in seed germination.  When using Light warrior, we recommend that you moisten the mix and then allow it to drain before placing your seeds or cuttings into it.  Start feeding your plants with a mild fertilizer solution within 5 days of planting or germination. Ingredients: Beneficial microbes, earthworm castings, and humic acid.  Available in 1 cu ft bags.

Fox Farm- Ocean Forest Potting Soil
This is our premier potting soil and is preferred by those growing both indoors and out.  Ready to use right out of the bag, Ocean Forest is pH adjusted at 6.3 to 6.8 to allow for optimum fertilizer uptake and utilization.  Young seedlings will quickly green up and become established without you having to add any fertilizers.  This is the potting soil that we use back in our green house to grow the veggie and flower seedlings that we sell out in our nursery.  Ingredients: Composted forest humus, sandy loam, sphagnum peat moss, earthworm castings, bat guano, Pacific Northwest sea-going fish and crab meal.  Available in 1.5 cu ft bags.  Stop by for pallet prices.

Perlite
Perlite is a naturally occurring siliceous ore that has been quickly heated to 1600F which causes it to expand and then burst like popcorn.  It is this “popping” that creates the unique, porous structure of perlite and thusly enables perlite to have outstanding air and water retention capabilities.  Perlite is commonly added to potting soils and seed starting mixes in order to enhance the aeration, water retention and loft characteristics of the soilless mediums.  Perlite is the white crumbly material that is found in potting soils.  Available in 8 qt and 4 cu, ft bags.

Vermiculite
Vermiculite is a mined ore that is flaky and micaceous in appearance and contains an interlayer of water within its structure.   As the raw ore is quickly heated to 870 C,  the water flashes into steam, and the flakes expand into accordian-like particles many times their original size.  The end result is a fluffy, light weight product that can hold several times its own weight in water, and even when thoroughly wet, there is sufficient air, enabling roots to breath and grow.  We sell a medium sized, horticultural grade vermiculite that is suitable for both building your own potting mediums or improving the water and oxygen retaining capabilities of existing soils.  Available in 8 qt and 4 cu. ft bags.